AOC

AOC

Gallery 1202

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Artwork Details

DIMENSIONS 24x36x1.5\", 18x24\"
MEDIUM Acrylic and Spray Paint with Mixed Media on Canvas
YEAR 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials, AOC, is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for New York's 14th congressional district since 2019

Collaged with various articles of and quotes from this rising congressional progressive force, Amy Smith's 'AOC' portrait is the latest in a long line of contemporary political portraiture. Glowing with vivid high key colors and graphic outlining, this piece bridges contemporary concept and technique in another addition to her 'ICON' Series. 

Amy Smith:

Self-trained and always evolving, my artwork includes stencils, collage work, illustrations, digital graphic design, paint, and spray paint, all to create one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect both my passions and my fury, juxtaposed through the lens of imagination. While some of my work is driven by political, social, and environmental injustice, most reflect my deeply-rooted optimism and belief in the power of the feminist spirit, unity and love.

My portraiture collage series is created from torn, recycled fashion magazines to represent both my love for fashion and my contempt for excessive consumption. Tearing fashion magazines that were carefully crafted to objectify women, I transform consumer messaging into words and images that celebrate the diversity and identity of both iconic and “everyday” strong, powerful women.

My "Iconic Women" series pays homage to the courage, strength, and independence of women for whom we all owe a debt of gratitude. The mixed-media approach offers a new perspective on women’s empowerment that leaves behind what society demands. My artistic roots began in New Jersey, but the rich California art community is where I found new levels of inspiration and mentorship.

Featured in galleries including Saatchi’s The Other Art Fair, LA Art Show, and Wallspace LA, my pieces can be found in private collections and in several major city office buildings while other pieces have served as backdrops on popular tv and film sets including “Dear White People,”“Grownish,” and “Insecure.” My murals include an 8-foot image of Frieda Kahlo, featured at the San Diego North Park Art Festival and the painting of Maya Angelou in Hollywood, CA, was painted just before a peaceful protest in support of Black Lives Matter in 2020.I am a proud mother, activist, and an artist who never tires of exploring the edges of art, humanity, and hope.

If you are interested in multiple pieces, inquire for discount! 3% off if you pay with Venmo. Inquire for free or discounted delivery if you live near the Bay Area or in California. Inquire for international shipping. We can be contacted by email at info@gallery1202.com or on our website, www.gallery1202.com. 


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Artwork Details

DIMENSIONS 24x36x1.5\", 18x24\"
MEDIUM Acrylic and Spray Paint with Mixed Media on Canvas
YEAR 2020
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